This webinar series is designed to transfer participants the necessary knowledge and skills needed to identify safety issues associated with roadside design, its impact on highway safety, and the selection of appropriate hardware. The webinar discusses the ‘forgiving design’ concept, including clear zones and roadside barriers.
Upon completion of this two-part webinar series, attendees will be able to:
- Define the role of the roadside as it relates to the traffic safety.
- Understand and apply the clear zone concept.
- Decide which roadside design strategy is most appropriate for a given situation.
- Ensure proper placement of roadside hardware.
- Select and design roadside and median barriers.
- Choose the most appropriate barrier end treatment.
Juan M. Morales, P.E. is the president of J.M. Morales & Associates, P.C., a traffic engineering and traffic safety consulting firm located in Orlando, Florida. Prior to starting his transportation engineering consulting firm in 1995, Mr. Morales served as director of technical programs for the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), including directing ITE’s Educational Foundation and serving as ITE’s liaison to the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. Prior to joining ITE, Mr. Juan worked as a traffic and research engineer for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in McLean, VA, where he was actively involved in traffic control, highway safety, congestion management, and traffic simulation. Mr. Morales holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Georgia Tech and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a registered professional engineer in Florida, Virginia and Puerto Rico. He is a member of ITE, ATSSA, and a certified instructor for both the National Highway Institute (NHI) and ATSSA.
To earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) or a Certificate of Completion for each recorded webinar, you must view the entire webinar. After viewing, please fill out the web form at the link below to request your certificate. The Florida LTAP Center will follow-up within 2-3 weeks.
Each session will award 2.0 PDHs. A total of 4 PDHs can be earned for fully viewing all recordings.
Part 1 of 2 – Roadside Design Strategy
In this first session, attendees will learn the role of the roadside as it relates to road safety. They will understand and apply the ‘forgiving design’ and clear zone concepts in order to assess which roadside design strategy is most appropriate for a given situation.
Part 2 of 2 – Roadside Hardware
In this second session, attendees will learn about roadside hardware including barriers, guardrails, end treatments, and each hardware’s respective characteristics and features. Attendees will also learn how to select and design roadside and median barriers, including their end treatments.
- See Part 1